Microsoft Stock Hits New 52-Week High (MSFT)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $33.12, above its previous 52-week high of $33.11 with 32.6 million shares traded as of 2:51 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 50.6 million shares over the past 30 days.

Microsoft has a market cap of $276.42 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 22.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Microsoft as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Microsoft Ratings Report.

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